Yoga and Total Health — December 2017

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The Yoga Institute turns 99 years on 25th December 2017

  • Sunday 24th December 2017 - 11am - 12.30pm - Inaugural Ceremony of the
    Centenary Celebrations at The Yoga Institute, Santacruz, by
    The Vice President of India, Hon’ble Shri Venkaiah Naidu

  • Monday 25th December 2017 - A full day special programme at -
    St. Xavier’s College 5, Mahapalika Marg, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area,
    Fort, Mumbai - 400001
    11am to 2pm - International Yoga Seminar
    4pm to 6 pm - Samatvam
    6pm to 8pm - Santoor fusion by Rahul Sharma and band

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Samadhi, one does not even have to
wish because one is beyond that. One
has no desire, but they say things do
happen as they should. Sometimes it
can happen that the Yo g i speaks
something and Nature follows the
Yogi. In Dharma Megha Samadhi i.e.
a cloud of virtue, the goodness is so
much that it has to happen. There
are instances of Yogis who, in a very
objective way, not desiring, made
some statements and the statements
have come out true. Later on they
are informed about it, but they don’t
give it any importance. They had not
wished or desired or wanted to see
things happen. In a certain condition
or situation they had the deep insight,
and they did not have to work for it. It
came naturally.

When Shri Yogendraji met his
teacher Paramhamsa Madhavdasji, he
was hardly an 18 year old, a St. Xaviers
College boy, totally different in his
attitude. After great persuasion he
goes to Madhavdasji’s Satsang. Then
later he sits in a meditative posture for
some time. Madhavdasji comes and

taps him saying that you have been
sitting for three hours. Yogendraji
spontaneously uttered the words,
“I am going to follow you. I will leave
my college, give up my studies.”
This was a spontaneous expression.
So these things are there. One can
reach such a state, but not much of
thinking, planning, is required. One
spontaneously feels that way and
things happen. Of course this is too
distant for us. You can take a paper
and pen, trying to plan and think and
consult, and then nothing happens on
your own. Your mind is not so stable,
so integrated.

So these are the things we just
mention as part of the fourfold
capacities, Dharma, Jnana, Vairagya,
Aishwarya. The incapacities are the
reverse of it. We cannot decide on
things and even if we decide they
don’t happen. We have so many
considerations, so many doubts,
worries because of which we are never
able to act as we should. Sometimes
we know what should be done, yet we
cannot do it.
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